Fighting Badger Crime 2013

A developer was resposible for dumping this soil and rubble on an active badger sett in Leicester during February 2012 despite knowing that this was illegal. After much effort by the police, the city Wildlife Officer and the Badger Group the case came to court in January 2013. The Badger Group expert witness gave evidence and produced photographs to show that the sett was active at the time of the dumping. The developer was found guilty of two offences under the Protection of Badgers Act and fined 2500 for each offence with 1200 costs, and 15 victim surcharge. The total of 6215 had to be paid within 28 days.

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